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Top 10 Innovations in World Expo History

With buzz building around Expo 2020 Dubai, here's your ticket to some of the best expo moments.
James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

For more than a century, innovations in technology, arts and culture were revealed to the masses at grand public events – and the World’s Fair was the place to do it. We call them World Expos today, but the events continue to roll out the most cutting-edge inventions of their time. As we anticipate the next World […]

Podcast: The Power of One

Best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith on transforming leaders, one habit at a time.
Marshall Goldsmith | Leadership Coach

James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

In his latest of 35 books, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith talks about the things that keep us from being the best we can be. Triggers discusses how to identify the stimuli that impact our behavior and learn how to avoid being controlled by them. In this podcast, Longitudes editor James Rowe talks with Goldsmith one […]

Innovation Takes Flight This Week

Historically speaking, innovations haven’t been achieved single handedly. They take off when we work together.
James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

Eureka moments are uncommon. On the few occasions they materialize, it’s often by accident, writes Derek Thompson in Forget Edison: This is How History’s Greatest Inventions Really Happened. Thompson offers several examples, like Charles Goodyear’s discovery of vulcanized rubber. Defending his experiments with rubber at Woburn’s General Store, Goodyear stumbled across the revolutionary concept when he unwittingly flicked a […]

Sustainability Made Stronger, Pt. 2

How companies are leveraging innovative partnerships to reduce their impact on the environment.
James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

This is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read the first.  Whether it’s carbon emissions discussed this week in Paris, or the carbon footprint that products and services leave on the environment, people are becoming increasingly interested in how to solve the challenging environmental issues our planet is facing. Millennials are often […]

Sustainability Made Stronger, Pt. 1

How companies are leveraging innovative partnerships to reduce their impact on the environment.
James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

Today marks the beginning of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. For the next two weeks, world leaders are negotiating legally binding agreements to reduce carbon emissions. The endgame is capping Earth’s greenhouse effect temperature at no more than a 2 degree Celsius increase above pre-industrial levels. More and more, companies around […]

This Week: Transportation Innovation

Frequent advances in technology create opportunity and challenge for those in the transportation industry
James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

Through 1900, humans doubled their collective knowledge once every hundred years. By the end of World War II, knowledge doubled every 25 years. Today, it’s every 12 months. Acclaimed futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller called it the “Knowledge Doubling Curve” in his 1981 book, Critical Path. Darryl Barber, UPS enterprise marketing manager, describes how the […]

This Week: Big Data Magic

James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

Humans have had an affinity for data for some time. We like a good bar graph because it tells a story. Although, in my limited research, I’ve been unable to find evidence that pie charts were being used in humankind’s earliest days, former US Senator, Henry D. Hubbard, said this of data in 1939: There is […]

This Week on Longitudes

James Rowe | UPS Longitudes

Hello and a warm welcome to Longitudes. Today marks the beginning of 3D Print Industry Week at UPS. We put it on the calendar to highlight a technology that’s revolutionizing how products are being forged, refined and brought to market, better and faster. And more importantly, to start a conversation about the ways 3D printing can bring […]